Each week we feature a new puzzle that you
can print out in black and white on a single page and use as a
black line master with your students. Schools have reported great
success by encouraging families to work on the puzzles together at
home. Print out the PDF file, file the solution page and make
copies of the Challenge page to hand out to your students.
Dora K. Hatton, A. K. Barnes, and
J. R. Sweeney had a big chuckle at the convention when they realized
that the letters of their names, if rearranged, spelled out the names of
each of their home States. From what State does each of these delegates
Mrs. Holderman, the math teacher,
has given Karen a special math problem. She is to arrange the numbers
from 1 to 6 in the triangle so that the sum of each straight line of
three circles gives the same result. How would you place the numbers?
Roland has sketched three
different front views of a Teddy Bear for a new building project. From
the three sketches, can you select the front view that Roland chose to
make the three-dimensional Teddy Bear illustrated above?
Buzzy the furnace repair man was
told to go around back and come in through the basement door. The door
had no knob or latch, but was adorned with the lettering shown in the
drawing above. How will Buzzy get in?
Judy and Dan are the first to try
out the latest ride at the amusement park, an enormous mobius strip. If
the cars are traveling at the same speed, will there ever be a collision
(except possibly Judy's head on the superstructure)?
When the Bambeani triplets were
born they each received an identical jumbo birthing block. At age 65,
they still have their blocks and if asked, will proudly show them to
you. With the visual information shown, can you tell what color is on
the bottom face of each block?
Blanche runs a quilting class.
She has asked her students to fold and cut a red square of fabric,
following the pattern shown on the chart above. The results are in.
Which of the four students' squares is the correct fold and cut as
indicated by the chart?